Wednesday, November 3, 2010

First Turkey Tablescape


This is not my official Thanksgiving table but I wanted to play. Besides I have these Queen's Turkey plates and since I am not using them for my big Thanksgiving tablescape, I thought I would use them now. I also wanted to try something different.





Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the very gracious Susan of http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Make sure you visit her to see some awesome and very inspiring tablescapes.



I am also linking with Jessa Irene's Thanksgiving Party at http://www.aholidayhaven.com/
You still have a lot of time to get something ready because her party starts on the 7th and will go on almost the whole month.


Since Thanksgiving is all about family and I am most thankful for my family, I thought I would emphasize that on my centerpiece. So, I borrowed the 2 figurines from the master bedroom to use. I think they are family oriented.
I also wanted to have some kind of a garden setting so I added my lemon thyme herb plant and a pot of pansies.

Most of our trees are still green but we sure have enough leaves falling on the deck.


My pansies are in a pot that Vicky of Paint or Dig gave me when we had the Mississippi Southern Belles get together here last summer. She gave me a set of 3 in different sizes and I love them all. Thanks again, Vicky! Do you see the other one just outside the window on the right side holding another plant?

















Lemon thyme.....uhmmmm, it smells heavenly!




Queen's Turkey plates by Myott Factory I bought from Chicago 2 years ago. I have 12 of them.



Bird flatware and duck S & P shakers.


I can't remember where I bought the napkin rings, possibly from the other vendors in the store. I've been shopping a lot there lately.

BTW, if you are wondering how my booth is doing, I am happy to say that out of everybody there, I got top sales this month and I haven't even had much time to shop to restock, since my mom's been in and out of the hospital. I was #2 in top sales last month and it was my first month. So, it's been really fun.












Thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it! Now let's go visit our gracious hostesses!

45 comments:

Pat said...

Oh Christine, this is beautiful. I love the plates and the statuary is perfect!

Sarah said...

Christine, your table is full of the warmth and love of family. Beautifully done! Congratualations on the success of your shop. Way to go! ~ sarah

Debbie said...

I love that you added your beautiful statues to your lovely tablescape!

Debbie said...

I think that the centerpiece is my favorite part, but I really just love the whole look. Those chargers are fantastic. I didn't see on here where you got them. (The text is messed up on my page for some reason.) I also love that green stemware. Perfect!

Everything goes together so beautifully, just as it always does here!

Debbie said...

Oh, and congratulations on the booth success!

D said...

Hi, Christine,
You are on the ball with your turkey tablescape.
Those dishes are beautiful (envious :) Hope your mom is feeling better.
D

Mimi said...

Beautiful table, Christine...the centerpiece is one of my favorites. Congratulations on the success of your booth!

Deserae said...

What a gorgeous tablescape!!! Those plates are gorgeous...love it all :o)
~Des

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, you always have something fun to see, and this table is no exception. I like the way you used the statues as part of the centerpiece, and I think they are a good fit for Thanksgiving. And your turkey plates are so neat! Loved your stemware and flatware and all the other touches, too.

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting!!
Your patio and pool area still looks so green and warm. Things are getting a little brown and yellow around here. :D
Hope you are enjoying your evening.

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Great tablescape, love those turkey plates!! And the salt and pepper set too, very cute. And congratulations on being top seller in your shop! You must be very proud.
Best,
Gloria

Pattie T. said...

I love how you did the centerpiece with the statues. Very pretty!

food for thought said...

very sweet centerpiece~

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a wonderful family centerpiece. I love those turkey plates -- this is so pretty for Thanksgiving.

Marlis said...

I love your turkey dishes. I would use them from now until Turkey day. Your chargers are really cool too. What a clever idea to use the figurines. They really make the table setting. Once again, I relish your table.. wish i was there. How's your mom, she's in my prayers as are you.

Kathysue said...

Hi C, love this table the statues are so precious and the turkey plates are gorgeous. You always have such pretty dishes and figurines. Hugs Kathysue

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great Christine. I love those statues for the centerpiece.

Entertaining Women said...

Your mom is blessed to have you as her daughter...you honor her with your care for her. The Queen's Majesty plates are warm and beautiful...your tablescape is so welcoming with the view of your deck and pool. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a pretty and charming table Christine!
I love the figurines that you used for a centerpiece and the cozy dining area is wonderful!
What a view!
Hugs,
Cindy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

Oooh...I love the Queens Turkey dinnerware, Christine! Okay, now you have me wondering what dishes you will be using for Thanksgiving! Hehe! These are sooo pretty! Ohh...and your beautiful embroidered table cloth is sooo perfect with the floral border on the plates...gorgeous! I love that you used the family figurines for the centerpiece...so endearing! Beautiful, beautiful table, my friend! It looks like you had great fun playing...wink! Thank you for sharing all of your pretties with us today!

I'm so glad to hear that your shop is doing so well! I'm sure that it's been difficult to find the time to devote to it...as you said...with your mama's accident and all! How is she doing, my friend? Is she still staying with you? I hope that my note finds her well...and the rest of your sweet family as well!

Love ya,
Chari

Dining Delight said...

The family figurines make a striking statement as a centerpiece and especially for Thanksgiving! The terrific turkey plates tie the theme together and look great! I like the stemware and flatware you chose to use too. Congrats on your sales as the shop! Hope your Mom is feeling better.

DD

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Christine,
Being thankful for my family is at the top of my list too. So this tablescape really tugs at my heartstrings!
Your table is beautiful, traditional and so rich.
The figurines are exquisite and make a huge (literally) statement on your table.
I would love to have 12 of those plates! I've been looking for turkey plates that would suite my decor.
What a lovely visit. I've gotten some beautiful idea here today!
Yvonne

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your plates and the fun turkey candle holders Christine! Congrats on your success with the store too, it sounds like you're having fun:@)

Custom Comforts said...

How can I not love your tablescape when I have purchased the same turkey dishes. I only bought the salad plates since I have dinner plates that they go with so nicely. It was nice to see them displayed in a whole different manner than I am using them. Gives me some new ideas and I'm tempted to go purchase the dinner plates before they are gone, but . . . mustn't feed my dish addiction. Great job!
Cindy

carolinajewel said...

Beautiful table and I love the china! Looking forward to seeing the "real" Thanksgiving table!

Dolores said...

This is one of my favorites!!! I love the center piece....... so beautiful!

Kathy said...

This is a very charming table! I could just sit there and gaze at it and outdoors!
Love the chandelier - the whole room is amazing!
Kathy

mississippi artist said...

Oh how I covet those turkey dishes- Yeah I know it's wrong, but hey they are so beautiful. A stroke of genius to use the statues it just makes the table so endearing. Love to your mom- I think people take too much medicine- glad she is doing so well without it.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Love this tablescape! The statues are beautiful!

pilgrimscottage said...

So, so pretty!! Love the dishes and the lemon thyme. It's all pretty!
Yes, I do live by the sea...until I move onto the farm permanently.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Christine, your table is lovely! It looks very Thanksgiving-y, if that's a word! I especially love the artfully draped embroidered fabric you've used as a tablecloth -- just lovely with the Queen's Turkey dishes! Congrats on how well your store is doing!

Julie said...

Enjoyed my visit to your blog! You have a beautiful beautiful home ..and creative style too!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Those dishes are amazingly beautiful Christine.. Your whole table setting is wonderful and welcomeing.. I always enjoy your blog and seeing what new items you have..

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I don't remember seeing those figurines before. I love those, and they look so pretty as a table centerpiece. Your turkey plates are beautiful, and I love that soft yellow (I think) charger under them. Congratulations on the sales at your store! Every time I come here now, I think I REALLY need to get a store. You're having way too much fun and making way too much money! laurie

bj said...

O, I never doubted for one single minute that your booth would be a huge success. As sweet as you are, I am sure your customers love you to pieces. Congrats on your success.

Your table is stunning. I just love your figurines..I love how the whole of Blogland is up for trying new things...we all benefit from it.
hugs, bj

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful! I love those big figurines!

Congratulations on being the 2nd top seller!

I hope your mother is doing well.

Katherine

Sue said...

Christine, I love, love your turkey plates!!! Borrowing your figurines from another room was a great idea for this table- it does connote a very family oriented theme. Also like the idea of using a scarf or throw for a table covering. This way you actually get to see the table. Beautiful table, as usual.....
hugs, Sue

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Each detail, perfect.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful dishes and tablecloth, Christine. You are really ahead of me! Wait, I don't have Tgiving, so I don't have to think about a table, just cooking lots of food to bring!
Hope your mom is doing ok!

A Perfect Setting said...

Lovely! The family statues are so adorable, and the chargers and plates are beautiful together. Loved how you put it all together!

Barbara said...

What a lovely table, Christine. It really does have a family feel. I really like how you draped the cloth on the table. Those turkey plates are so wonderful!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful table setting. Love the plates and those figurines are outstanding.

Dreamgoddess said...

How pretty! I have those same Queens plates and am always looking for new ideas to use them in.

Beth said...

What a beautiful tablescape, Christine! I love your tablecloth and your turkey plates. Glad your mother is doing better.
Hugs, Beth

Life with L said...

What a lovely thanksgiving tablescape. The Turkey plates are beautiful, especially with the chargers. Your centerpieces are a great idea! Adding fresh herbs is a great way to bring in nature. Love it all! Linda

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